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How many hours a day does a child attend school each day in the USA?

Day Care:


Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Feb. 25, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Daycare and preschool are certainly not looked at as necessary things and are not regulated by the government. It can range anywhere from 1 hour a day to probably a full day. My daughter never went to daycare since I'm a stay at home mom.

    Last year she went to preschool 1 day a week for 2 hours from September-February and then started 2 days a week for 2.5 hours for the rest of the year. This year she goes the full time...Monday through Thursday 2.5 hours each day.

    Kindergarten at our school is a full day along with the hours of elementary...which is 7 hours a day Monday through Friday. Although in our state you can send your kid to only a half day Kindergarten if you wish.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:31 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • My kids -
    daycare 8 - 10 hours/day (most of the year it is 8 hoours, but during my busy season it is 10 hours)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • kindergarten for my son is 7 hours he is 5

    I am a sahm so he didn't go to daycare :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • preschool: 2 1/2 hours, m-f
    Kindergarten: 7 1/2 hours, m-f

    Answer by kd2kds at 10:30 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • Elementary-Highschool it's about 7-8 hours depending on the school and extra carricular activities.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:32 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • My DD doesnt go to daycare because I or her father is always home.

    SD & SS : Elementary school - 7 hours
    On their mom's days: Daycare - between 2-3 hours on top of school

    When SS was in preschool last year he went for 2.5 hours I think. At that time neither SS or SD went to daycare because BM allowed them to come to our house before and after school and I was transportation for both.

    Answer by aly38914290 at 10:40 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • No clue about the average daycare/preschool hours. My 3yo goes to preschool 2 hours but only 2 days a week.
    Kindergarten and elementary go the same hours at our school and it's 6.5 hours.
    The average is 6-7 hours a day for elementary and many kindergartens are going full day.
    High school is usually 7-8 hours.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 10:45 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • My 6 yr old goes to Kindergarten and goes 6hrs 20mins Mon - Fri. I'm a SAHM so my childs don't go to daycare.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 10:47 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • Our school schedule is 8:15 to 2:40.

    My DD is in her daycare program from 7:30 - 3:30 or 4:00, for those are my working hours at the school.

    Answer by KairisMama at 11:29 AM on Feb. 25, 2010

  • daycare - 0
    preschool - 4 hrs
    kindergarten and elementary school - 7.5 hours

    Answer by missanc at 12:44 PM on Feb. 25, 2010